Category Archives: Gymnastics Terms
Straddle Split: A split in which the legs are extended to the left and right, until a 180 degree angle between the legs is reached.
Straddle Glide: A swinging movement usually done into a kip in which the legs are spread wide apart to each side usually to make it easier to hold up the legs as oppose to a pike glide.
Straddle: A body position in which the body faces forward and the legs are spread far apart to the side, ideally to a 180 degree split or more.
Still Rings: A men’s gymnastics apparatus and event. The equipment apparatus consists of a tower, 575 centimeters high, from which two wooden/fiberglass rings are suspended by a cable and straps. The cable and straps are 300 centimeters long and 50 … Continue reading
Stick: A gymnastics term used when a gymnast executes a dismount or landing with such good technique that they take no steps on the landing. Also refers to the traditional position which gymnasts hold on landing dismounts. Sticking consistently takes … Continue reading
Step Out: On tumbling skills, this means that a gymnast lands on one foot and then the other as opposed to landing on both feet simultaneously. The action is done is a straight line and resemble walking steps. Also called … Continue reading
Static Stretching: A type of stretching in which a relaxed position is held without moving for a significant period of time. As opposed to dynamic stretching in which the limb is moved vigorously to stretch.
Start Value: This is a term that refers to gymnastics scoring. The start value of a routine indicates the relative difficulty of the routine. Compulsory routines all start from a 10.0 start value and deductions are made from 10.0. Currently, … Continue reading
Stall Bars: A gymnastic athletic apparatus used for strengthening or stretching exercises. It consists of uprights fastened to a wall and connected by horizontal rungs, which make it look lie a ladder attached to the wall.